History in The Making for Henley Upon Thames

08 Feb History in The Making for Henley Upon Thames


Henley on Thames is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful riverside towns in the UK….well actually the world. It is not just a ‘must see’ British destination for tourists looking for that traditional English, Thames experience. Nor is Henley purely defined by the prestigious Henley Regatta each summer. There is so much more to this wonderful market town and much of it is historic.


The first record of Henley dates back to 1179 when King Henry II “had bought land for the making of buildings”. A church is first mentioned in 1204 and the bridge in 1234. Well those are not the only historic building landmarks that need to be noted…….in 1993 Mark Harris hit the Henley commercial property market! Whilst not mentioned in the Doomsday book, Mark has had a lengthy relationship with Henley’s commercial property market and, along with Kieran Webber of Page Hardy Harris, continues to develop this partnership.


Mark Harris,


Page Hardy Harris have had a great love of this thriving town and have been active there for over 15 years. Both James Page and Nick Hardy provided agency and professional expertise with the acquiring of retail space in the Market Place and the team unanimously agreed that the Henley Regatta should be THE event at which to entertain their clients in 2017.   



The Page Hardy Harris Boys!

(L to R: James Page, Mark Harris, Nick Hardy & Kieran Webber)

Recent transactions in Henley by Page Hardy Harris’ Maidenhead office have included listed office building Windmill House. Kieran commented that “We were pleased to be instructed as new sole agents in summer 2017 and after undertaking a comprehensive marketing campaign have successfully sold the Freehold close to the asking price to a private developer / investor who is based outside of Henley.  It’s very encouraging and great to see investment coming into Henley which displays that there is a strong perception of the town in the wider market”


Windmill House, Henley Upon Thames

Riverside Barns (office conversions) in Remenham also took advantage of Mark’s Commercial expertise where he undertook rent reviews and lease renewals which resulted in keeping the tenants in Henley.


An example of what the PHH Maidenhead team are currently busy marketing is White Hill Farm. A self contained warehouse/storage unit with refurbished offices, it is located just a mile from Henley’s town centre. On a gated estate with ample parking, this property is currently available to let and is conveniently located with easy access to the M4 & M40. With Heathrow being an easy commute and local Twyford station soon benefiting from Cross Rail, “This is a great example of why Henley is such a good place to re-locate a business” says Mark. “Space, Security and Location”


White Hill Farm


So how are the Maidenhead Page Hardy Harris team looking to work with the Henley commercial world in 2018? “Actually, it’s business as usual” says Kieran. “It was no coincidence that we (PHH) won the EGi 2018 ‘Most Active Berkshire Agent’……..and lets face it, Henley is not exactly that far away from Berks. So its more of the same. Good quality advice, lots of hard work and a focus on developing further the relationships we have with the Henley business community”

As History tells us, why change a formula that works?!


If you require any advice or support from the Maidenhead team, Mark and Kieran are delighted to continue to offer commercial property consultancy in 2018. Please contact them on:

01628 439 006 or email:



Or visit the Page Hardy Harris Website



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